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Start A Digital Income As An Expat. It’s Like Riding A Bike
Thanksgiving. The quintessentially American holiday. Family. Turkey. Pumpkin pie. Football. Macy’s Parade.
And so we find ourselves again at the end of October.
When we bought our house we did lots of calculations to ensure we could afford the house.
March 2008 will be etched on the memories of many people for all the wrong reasons.
We often get asked if a property is leasehold or freehold - those terms as such don’t exist in Spain. Effectively all individual properties are own
Expat Wife builds an Online business from her new location
With no keyholders we contacted the lady we had met in October 2011. Her business was going well and she would be happy to meet us in February.
So our holiday in October 2011 didn’t get off to a very good start, sacking the keyholders in the first couple of days.
The Answer to this Question is Key
How your Passion can bring you a Passive Income On-line.
What are you passionate about?
Keyholding is both the most important part of a successful rental and the most frustrating part of your rental! When we first bought the house a l
How to make the best of your first impressions
Uneasy about a big move abroad? Don't worry, you're not alone.
Taxation is always a tricky subject.
Five Challenges In Your Expat Life And How To Overcome Them
This blog series is based on work by writer Diane Lemieux and trainer Anne Parker in their book The Mobile Life: a new approach to moving anywh
Dave had worked in the boat hire business and in a four star hotel. We’ve stayed in great hotels and rented cottages and villas ourselves.
The Mobile Life Series
So with the first bookings in the diary we sent our son and his girlfriend out to the house in the Easter uni break to try out the house. We arran
Retired Expat Network member Colin Guest recalls his time living and working in Turkey
The Mobile Life Series
I could write a book on this one! Perhaps the most common error is buying in the wrong place.
The ‘Expat Mom’ – Become an Affiliate Marketer
The Mobile Life Series
….falls mainly in the mountains! Don’t be fooled into thinking that all Spain is wonderfully warm in winter. There are ski resorts in the south o
Author Oscar Reynard and his French wife have lived mainly in the UK, but over forty years have spent long periods in France on business and at
So, you have managed to save / beg / inherit / borrow for the dream holiday home in the sun and you have settled on Spain as your location. What n
We arrived for February half term week 2007 with giant bags; you could still fly with 25kg bags then without penalties. We had sourced loads of di
Despite my parents, Aunt, Uncle, Grandfather and his partner Doreen having lived in Spain for many years, (in the case of Doreen and her children,
6 Basic Steps: How to Start a Digital Business.
A dinner guest sent us a thank you email the other day and added:
The morning of Thursday 19th October 2006 dawned bright and early for us. Together with our youngest son we headed south with smile on our faces a
'Digital life for the expat wife' - It’s about earning more, while working less and finally enjoying your ne
20th October 2006 was my parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. It was planned for ourselves, our youngest and my sister and brother-in-law to spend
It took three days but eventually the agent talked the vendor into accepting our offer.
After our high flying escapade at the Terra Natura we moved to the neighbouring aqua park. We had booked a session entitled ‘swimming with sharks’
I did it! I got a primary school teaching job in Asia. My first overseas position.
We had a family trip to Terra Natura in Benidorm. We walked around the safari area, divided into the continents of Europe, Asia and America.
With the house near former work colleagues still in our mind we started the final day of this search. We had come over to Spain for a two week hol
The decision to buy a house when we did was actually our 25th wedding anniversary present to each other, so losing our first choice of present was
You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men… The offer was accepted on our ‘perfect’ house. We signed various agreements and
We started looking mainly at 2 bedroom apartments and townhouses, large enough to accommodate a sofa bed in the lounge and for six people to be abl
So we found ourselves back on the coast. We figured if we were going to buy in the ‘concrete jungle’ then we wanted to be sure we were buying the
Thinking the coast ‘concrete jungle’, where the infamous and numerous cranes dotted the sky-line telling of more building, was perhaps not for us w
When I move to a new country, the space that I will call ‘home’ only feels homey once the boxes are unpacked and my belongings have each found thei
Leaving Torrevieja we came to one of the newest town on the coast – Orihuela Costa. As we drove down the hill the houses spread out before us. Th
My son, Alex, was back from boarding school last week.
We drove past the ‘pink’ lake, salt mountains piled next to it waiting to be loaded onto the conveyer belt that passes under the road and the build
On 25 July, news broke of the Ebola death of a Liberian man in Lagos.
I suppose in size and style the towns of Torrevieja in the southern Costa Blanca and Calpe in the northern Costa Blanca are similar. Both towns or
After Guardamar de Segura the N332 coast road took us past yet more pine woods, more open land, the mountains visible but not too close. I had nev
Our first sight of the Alicante region heading south from Alicante airport was so different from everything I knew about Spain. Passing Santa Pola
‘The trains aren’t running and I can’t miss my connection or I’ll lose my job.’
Although I had visited different parts of Spain during my childhood, my husband Dave had never been there until the year after my parents made the
Home to big buildings, communities and cultures from all around the world, Dubai is the place to be.
Six years ago, Diane Lemieux and Anne Parker met at a global mobility fair in the Netherlands.
Today is the 15th day of the 8th lunar month – and this year a harvest moon to boot!
According to 2010 data, millions of American homeowners received a foreclosure notice.
Many people dream of setting up a business overseas, only to find that dream trickier to realise than they had anticipated.
Our neighbours, J and K decided to declare the village of Nezichov an independent state (Anybody seen the old film "Passport to Pimlico"?).
Most people think of culture shock in psychological terms, which allows them to view it as a mental inadequacy. This explains why some pe
Entering the Jungle
Zoos, Penang and Locals.
Apparently all foreign tourists staying at hotels must give the hotel their passport details and addresses and the h
We wanted most of the building work finished by May 8th but May 8th is a national holiday to celebrate 1945, the day
On the Easter Monday I went with Radka's family to Skupec to be presented to the rest of the family at her grandmoth
You notice a solitary box of kara-age perching vulnerably on a shelf, inclining forwards seductively and glistening
Moving abroad can be a daunting prospect, especially for first time emigrants - and this big step can seem even more
With the recent economic problems suffered by some countries, there have been opportunities to purchase properties in those countries at very cheap
Planning a bilingual education
The B&B was a company structure and I wanted to buy out my business partner.
It seems simple, right? Live your life – if you need money, go earn money. If you want to travel, go travel.
Saudi Arabia is one of the Arabic countries that give paramount importance to its culture and religious beliefs.
In 1999 I bought an old ruin in a village called Nežichov, near Karlovy Vary, in the Czech Republic and started to c
You might be thinking that working your own way up the work ladder is the best way to improve your job prospects, lif
Thailand is currently one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet, particularly for backpackers or budget tr
We arrived at Schiphol airport the following morning around 11h00, but could only collect the dogs about 5 hours late
Hot summers, cooler winters but sunshine almost every day.
There are two types of ‘expatriate’ parents out there today – those who were globally mobile children themselves, and those who are taking the leap
Nelson Mandela once said of education it is the most powerful weapon anyone wishing to change the world can use.
I sit by the pool sipping mojitos, taking a dip when it takes my fancy, waving indulgently at my two children as they splash each other and giggle
Many women and some men are occasionally confronted with a hard choice: stay in their home country while their partner works abroad, or follow the
For the dogs' flights, we initially thought we would and could do everything ourselves, including taking them to the airport on the day of their fl
A personal account of the logistics and emotions associated with relocating man's best friends.
Expats are well known for their love affairs with other countries.
Getting an English Teaching Job in China
The road to successful expat-hood is a long, if adventurous, one, with many potential hurdles along the way.
Not knowing the local culture can cost you serious time, money, and embarrassment.
Do you know you want to take a gap year but aren’t quite sure where to go, or what to
Living as an expat exposes the individual to many more dangers than a simple holidaymaker.
The Changing World of Work and Accompanying Partner Support
We all take photographs when we travel – some of us a lot more than others – what do you ‘see’ where you
Do you have what it takes?
Over the past few weeks the pupils of Years 5 and 6 Brighton College Abu Dhabi have been focusing on their entrepreneurship skills to fundraise for
"If only I’d known then what I know now" is not something I say often, partly because I don’t believe in crying over spilt milk and
We often get asked where to visit in Brazil, after all, it’s a massive country so difficult to know where to get started.
In a recent post
I work as a 2nd mate on offshore vessels in the
Rip Van Winkle was an amiable, somewhat lazy man. His neighbors – especially the children – loved him.
In a 2013 article on Forbes called “Enter the First Globals” a poll found that more than 1/3 of Gen Y thought they would live and work in
I wait at a red light, eager to drive through Paris. The light turns green but before I can accelerate, the man behind me honks.
Benefits of an Expat Posting for Children
Based on Chinese legends and myths, the beginning of the Chinese new year started with a fight against the mythical
It is Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival) and this year we are celebrating the year of the horse! It is one of the 12year cycle of animals in th
No matter how excited you may be at the prospect of the adventure ahead of you, taking the decision to move to live in a new country heralds a majo
So you’re looking to find an expat job abroad, or some kind of work opportunity overseas, but you have no idea where
Leuphana University, located in Lüneburg, Germany, is one of the most reputable and famous of the universities in Ni
How do you take care of your family’s health when planning an assignment abroad?
China – one of the world’s oldest civilizations, the world’s most populated country, and a country often misunderstood by expats
I once worked for a German publisher here in the States.
Terry Waite CBE Visits Hillcrest International Schools - Nairobi.
My family just returned from living in London for two years.
This weekend's New York Times ran a Travel section article about apps that can make travel easier.
‘Area Orientation Tours’ are accompanied, customised visits that offer a detailed overview of life in a new destination.
I moved to France on a beautiful sunny day in early June. My forever home was a two hundred year old, stone built Norman farmhouse, with numerous
Some thoughts on language from a British ex-pat living in the US:
In 1996 I took a role in California in a company providing HR services across the US accompanied by my wife Judith and Jen (9 years old) and Rob (6
Finding Adventure, Accommodation and Work in Paris - Part Two
Finding Adventure, Accommodation and Work In Paris - Part One
When summer rolls around, maybe you’re thinking about the warm weather and beach season ahead – but others are thinking of something else.
World of Expats are pleased to share News for International AutoSource. On a recent trip to the Philippines, the company were able to make a chari
My name is Nigel Ayres and I am the founder of World of Expats.
Building more retirement properties in the UK would free up more than three million homes, offering a lifeline to families desperate to move up the
Some 87% of tenants in the UK say they are pers